George Brinker, John Peninger and family, Jesse Morral and Mary Harrold came here in 1810 and about the same time William Morral joined the settlement.
Hedges Chapel.--At an early date members of the Methodist Episcopal denomination established religious services in Walnut township, the first meetings being held in the homes of Noah Jones, Moses Oman and George Brinker, and also at the homes of Jacob Longenbaugh and the widow Cole in the eastern part of the township. The Hedges Chapel class was organized by Rev. J. H. Creighton at the house of George Brinker in 1841, and consisted of the following members : Thomas Young and wife, Shadrack Cole and five. children, James Hoyman, George Brinker and wife,etc..... ################## You may wish to review the following as there may be a relationship with Elizabeth (Swope) Dunnuck http://www.dunnuck.com/Will_Luke1845.htmlhttp://www.dunnuck.com/Will_Luke1845.html No Will - intestate - Ohio 1845 - Luke Dunnuck 1846 - wife, Elizabeth (Swope) also indenture of son, Luke
Facts, conclusions and exerpts from a detailed summary of legal & probate records 1835-1848 involving Luke Dunnuck and his wife Elizabeth (nee: Swope) (probate records 0-1001Luke Dunnick and 0-1050 Elizabeth Dunnuck at Pickaway Co. OH)
Thomas Swope held a mortgage on Luke's farm and his age suggests that he is a brother to Elizabeth (Swope) Dunnuck.
Hartman notes: "With few exceptions the auction was attended by Swope and Dunnuck relatives, and with no exceptions all were Methodists."...."Samuel and John Dunnuck were close family relatives to Luke but the exact connection is unknown. The financial interrelationships that Samuel and Luke exhibited were that of brothers. John Dunnuck's relationship might be that of Luke's father." Additional observations showing the relationship between these families not in the probate papers
Swope family later also married into Joshua's family
Elizabeth Dunnuck was married into the Peter's family... Broad Swope + Leah Peters
Newton went to IL with Joshua's son of Thomas --- in 1849
Mary went to IL with Ruth Cross dau of Thomas-- in 1849